02/26/2012 :  LA POKER CLASSIC WON BY VANESSA SELBST
 
World Series of Poker main event champ Jonathan Duhamel the runner up
 
The LA Poker Classic finished on a high note over the weekend with Vanessa Selbst defeating a formidable final table that included the 2011 WSOP champ Jonathan Duhamel, Josh Brikis, Stephen Chidwick, Faraz Jaka, Yuri Siniak, Matt Stout, McLean Karr and Jonathan Poche.
 
97 hopefuls entered the $5,000 buy-in event.
 
Selbst took home $140, 295 after defeating Duhamel in the heads up, leaving him with the runner up prize of $121,115 and enhancing her career highlights of 34 cashes and 7 first place finishes in major land tournaments.
 
Josh Brikis finished third for $61,000.